Active Travel Improvement Works from Maryborough Woods, Douglas to Berkeley, Douglas

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Active Travel Improvement Works from Maryborough Woods, Douglas to Berkeley, Douglas

Notice Under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Cork City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following traffic management measures in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users.

Maryborough Woods, Douglas – Berkeley, Douglas

It is proposed to provide a shared cycle track on the western side of the distributor road within Berkeley to the junction with Carrigaline Road and through to the distributor road within Maryborough Woods. This shared space will provide a safe route for cyclists from Ballybrack Walkway Phase 3 and the proposed Ballybrack Walkway Phase 4 through Berkeley to the Carrigaline Road and into Maryborough Woods.

The main elements of the proposed works are:

  • Provision of a 3m shared cycle facility connecting Ballybrack Phase 3 in Berkeley to Maryborough Woods. The length of this shared facility is approximately 160m.
  • Footpaths in Berkeley and Carrigaline Road adjacent the scheme will be upgraded to 2m
  • There are new proposed zebra crossings to facilitate a safe crossing point for both pedestrians and cyclists while also slowing vehicles for added safety.
  • Modification to kerbs and road widths to accommodate proposed cycling infrastructure.
  • New road marking and signage.
  • Other necessary associated works.

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out for the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening concluded that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites is likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process.

In addition, the proposed project has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to have significant effect on the environment and that the preparation and submission of an environmental impact report is not therefore required.

Details of the proposed works including an Appropriate Assessment screening report and Environmental Impact Assessment screening report are available for inspection online at and also at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork on working days from Friday the 28th of October 2022 to Monday the 28th of November 2022 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Any observations in relation to this proposal should be made electronically through or forwarded in an envelope marked Active Travel Improvement Works Maryborough Woods to Berkeley, Douglasto Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Final date for submissions is 5.00 p.m. on Monday the 28th November 2022.

All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Retention Policy and relevant Data Protection legislation.

Dated 28th October 2022





Active Travel
Pedestrian Crossings
Increased Cycling & Pedestrian Safety
Cycle Infrastructure
Road Markings
Shared Surface